Film crew arrested for sneaking fake bomb at Newark Airport, facing $13,000 fine

Jan 22, 2018

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Film crew arrested for sneaking fake bomb at Newark Airport, facing $13,000 fine

Jan 22, 2018

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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On Thursday afternoon, a TV crew was arrested at Newark Liberty International Airport for trying to sneak a fake bomb in their carry-on luggage. They are reportedly working for CNBC and they wanted to pull a prank to film it for a show. However, they were quickly busted and they are now facing charges and up to $13,000 in fines.

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As the New York Daily News reports, the suspects are a part of a reality TV show called “Staten Island Hustle.” A source close to NJ Advance Media claims that the crew is a part of Endemol Shine Group, a Dutch production company that contracts with CNBC.

Reportedly, the crew wanted to film the reactions of Transportation Security Administration’s when they found the “bomb.” They also hoped that the mass panic would break out and they will get to film it, too. However, the airport security quickly discovered that the bomb was fake.

According to the New York Daily News, a TSA bomb tech happened to be at the checkpoint when the crew tried to sneak in the “bomb.” He looked it over and quickly realized it posed no threat.  Reportedly, it was made out of a PVC pipe, a flexible hose and vacuum cleaner parts.

As a result of a failed prank, nine members of the film crew were charged with “conspiracy, creating a public false alarm and interference with transportation,” the New York Daily News writes. The same source writes that the crew was released, and they will face the charges in Essex County court at a later date. Additionally, they are reportedly facing up to $13,000 in fines.

[via FStoppers, the New York Daily News, NJ Advance Media]

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7 responses to “Film crew arrested for sneaking fake bomb at Newark Airport, facing $13,000 fine”

  1. Daniel Scott Avatar
    Daniel Scott

    How anyone could be this dumb is beyond me

  2. Jeff Horton Avatar
    Jeff Horton

    They should spend a week in jail to drive home the point that security is not a joking matter.

  3. Joana Saramago Avatar
    Joana Saramago

    Imagine them pitching ideas for new shows. “What if we take a fake bomb to the airport?” “Cool dude!! That’s the best idea any of us ever had!!!”

  4. Angie Dutton Avatar
    Angie Dutton

    Only $13000? Should be more. Idiots like this make things harder for the rest of us.

  5. WillMondy Avatar
    WillMondy

    Maybe they can film a documentary on the US prison system, from the felons perspective, maybe make a video diary.

  6. Carol Nero Avatar
    Carol Nero

    Morons

  7. mike r Avatar
    mike r

    Good